Office of Educator Certification

Praxis II FAQs

What is the Praxis II exam?

According to the ets.org website, the "Praxis II Subject Assessments measure knowledge of specific subjects that K-12 educators will teach, as well as general and subject-specific teaching skills and knowledge."

Who should take the Praxis II exam?

As of September 1, 2014, the Praxis II exam is required for educators receiving initial certification or additional endorsements.  UNK will not recommend students for certification without having taken the appropriate Praxis II exam.

How do I know which test to take?

Determining which test to take is an important step before going through the registration process.  Visit the ETS.org/praxis website and choose the Nebraska State Testing Requirements, or click here to go directly to the Nebraska Praxis II tests.

What can I expect on my test?

The ETS website and the Calvin T. Ryan Library offer free information on the Praxis II exams.  You may also purchase materials through bookstores and on-line retailers, including ets.org.

Where are the tests offered?

You may take the exam at UNK's testing center, located in the College of Education Building, or at any other authorized testing center in the nation.  Testing centers are located in the following Nebraska towns:  Chadron, Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha, and Scottsbluff.  Click here to find testing centers in Nebraska and across the country.

When are the tests offered?

Click here for test dates.

How much does the test cost?

The Praxis II test fees vary.  Click here to view fees.

How do I register?

After you have determined which Praxis II exam(s) you must take, click here to register.  Remember your username and password so that you are able to retrieve your scores later.